About 57 percent of the respondents said they hop

 that instead of imposing ideas on their children, parents should learn more about what their ch

ildren want, according to the survey, which covered 1,953 unmarried young people.

According to Ling Zi, a marriage consultant, it does more harm than good for parents to be overly involved in children’s ma

rriages. “It shows the distrust of the parents, and transfers their anxiety to their children,” said Ling.

It has become common in China for pushy parents to look for spouses for their children who are too busy or slow in finding love, the paper said.

s the race to replace Theresa May as Conservative Party leader and British prime minister reach

es the final two candidates, China Daily looks at the candidates: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt.

Johnson has long been one of the loudest voices supporting Brexit, a

nd had the backing of Donald Trump. Hunt is a converted Remain supporter.

After Conservative MPs narrowed 10 candidates down to the final tw

o, it is now up to party members nationwide to choose the next occupant of 10 Downing Street.

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Report: China’s speed of development rarely seen

The speed of China’s development has rarely occurred in economic h

istory, with the country’s economic aggregate breaking 90 trillion yuan over the last 70 yea

rs for China to become the world’s second-largest economy in 2018, said financial news outlet Yicai on Friday.

In 1952 China’s GDP was 67.9 billion yuan, with per-capita GDP standing at 119 yuan.

In 2018 the two figures surpassed 90 trillion yuan and 64,644 yuan, making for respective multiplications of 1,325 and 542 times.

The first Five-Year Plan (1953-1957) began China’s industrialization, concentrating efforts on developing heav

y industry and establishing the foundations for the modernization of national defense.

On the plan’s completion in 1957, China’s GDP reached 106.9 billion yuan, a 57 percent increase compared with 1952.

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After a half-month visit to China, a team from the IM

led by Asia and Pacific Department Deputy Director Kenneth Kang, summarized that “China can play an impor

tant role and would benefit from further opening up and other structural reforms that enhance competition.”

The previously issued policy is sufficient to stabilize growth by 2020, despite the rec

ent US tariff hike, according to the fund’s report. “No additional policy easing is ne

eded, provided there are no further increases in tariffs or a significant slowdown in growth.”

Only if the trade tensions further escalate and threaten economic and financial stability, a

dditional policy easing, such as fiscal expansion, could be used to stabilize the economy, it said.

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This topic has gone viral among Chinese netizens, an

d turned into a red-hot search item on Sina Weibo, China’s equivalent to Twitter.

The gross output value of the Chinese snack industry has reached 2.22 trill

ion yuan, according to a report released in December by the Circulation Industry Pro

motion Center, which is affiliated with the Ministry of Commerce.

Online e-commerce has accelerated the market penetration rate of snack food, cultivating and promoting purchasing habits of

customers, the report said, adding that snacks accounted for nearly 30 percent of the total online food sales.

A total of 15 tons of mahua (fried dough twists) and 10,769 pieces of subing (crispy cookies) sold out

in just four days. An 8-year-old snack company predicted its revenue would top 10 billion yuan this yea

r. All these have shown China’s snack industry is developing at an unprecedented speed.

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hina’s revised civil servant law takes effect

China’s civil servant law, newly revised in December 2018, took effect Saturday.

The revised law clarifies systems of civil servant promotion and asses

sment, and includes statutes to improve rewards and benefits such as pension schemes.

It also tightens supervision over civil servants, keeping its statutes in

line with the supervision law and disciplinary rules of the Communist Party of China.

The revised law bans civil servants from working as leaders of industry regulators or administrati

ve departments in charge of supervising businesses run by their spouses, children or in-laws.

The civil servant law first took effect in 2006.

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All-women quartet gives Peking Opera a unique touch

For the first time in the history of Peking Opera, four women recently performed a piece in the China National Peking Opera Company production, Stories of the Red Army.

The Peking Opera performance was one of the 51 productions showcased at the 12th China Art Festival in Shanghai.

Two performances took place at Shanghai’s Majestic Theater on May 27 and 28.

For the show, the CNPOC brought together three stories based on events during the Red Army’s epi

c Long March (1934-36), to create the modern Peking Opera, which premiered in Beijing on Aug 1, 2018.

“They are stories about the resilience and bravery of the Red Army during the Long March,” says Song Chen, head of the CNPOC.

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Terracotta Warriors begin tour of duty at Australian museum

Eight life-size Terracotta Warriors from China are among the works sho

wn as part of a rare exhibition being hosted by the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.

The exhibition, Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality/Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape, runs from May 24 to Oct 13.

It offers a new perspective on China’s traditional culture with more than 160 exhibits

on show, including the Qin emperor’s Terracotta Warriors, which were discovered in 1974 in China’s nor

thwestern Shaanxi province, and are widely described as one of the wonders of the world.

The exhibition features eight warriors and two life-size horses from the im

perial army, as well as two half-size replicas of bronze chariots, each drawn by four horses.

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Habib also applauded China’s interest in Washington’s agric

ricultural products such as apples and cherries, and specifically mentioned tourists and students from China.

With the current trade disputes between China and the US, however, Habib is seeing some frustration in his state.

“I’m of course frustrated at the effects of some of the Chinese-im

posed tariffs on our exporters – that’s a huge problem first for our growers, and companies in our

aerospace supply chain, and definitely our fish and seafood – they’ve been affected by Chinese tariffs,” said Habib.

With the Trump administration gradually imposi

ng 25 percent tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports over the past year, China has already retaliated with

tariffs on $110 billion worth of US products, and has planned a tariff hike on $60 billion worth of US goods on June

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Good trade ties vital at state level in US trade relatio

US states continue to value trade relations with China, despite ongoing tensions at the i

nternational level, and they hope tensions will be resolved through negotiations.

“I’m very optimistic on the China-US trade relationship,” Cyrus Habib, lieutenant governor of Washington, said in an inter

view with China Daily as he was attending the Fifth China-US Governors Forum in Lexington, Kentucky, last week.

China is the state of Washington’s top trading partner, with more than 20 percent of the state’s expor

ts going to China, and around 30 percent of its imports came from China in 2018, according to the US Census Bureau.

“It’s truly something that touches every part of our state,” said Habib. “And that went from the i

nformation communication technology sector and manufacturing sector all the way to the agricultural industry and tourism.”

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In 2018 alone, 8.5 metric tons of mountaineering-relat

ted trash was collected over the region’s spring climbing season. In 2019, 8.21 metric tons of various d

omestic waste and 2.46 metric tons of sanitary sewage was collected after the mountaineering season,” said Tashi Gyatso.

According to Nyima Tsering, the head of the region’s sport bureau,

the Tibet Mountaineering Guide School has been playing an important role in mountain rescue.

“Founded in 1999, it is world’s second and China’s first such school, for training mountaineeri

ng talent,” said Tsering, vice-chairman of the China Mountaineering Association. “Teams from

the school have performed 29 high-altitude rescues in recent decades, and have set the rescue record above 8,500 meters.”

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